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TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017

During KEXP’s “Juneteenth” block of cross-genre black music, writer-artist C. Davida Ingram talked to Riz Rollins about the Jimi Hendrix Park grand opening. She essentially said it’s great to honor the great Hendrix legacy—but that we should also support living black musicians and artists. 

I’m sure she’d add, particularly after this weekend’s other events, that non-Caucasian Seattleites in general deserve nothing less than common human respect.

WEATHER

A few morning showers; then mild and partly cloudy through Wednesday.

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ALL ALONG THE (NEW) WATCHTOWER

The NYT visits the new Jimi Hendrix Park, and likes what it sees—even without the park’s biggest public-art pieces, still to be installed. (image: Genna Martin, PI.com)

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THE MADNESS CONTINUES

Seattle mayoral candidates reacted to the police shooting of Charleena Lyles with sorrow and “calls for change.” (SeaTimes)

Lyles’ family “demands answers.” (HuffPo) Her brother describes her as someone who “loved her children, dancing, and the Fourth of July.” (SeaTimes)

Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole proclaims a thorough probe into the shooting: “We’ll go where the truth takes us.” (KCPQ)

The nonprofit running the building where Lyles lived called “for justice for Charleena… for accountability.” (PI.com)

Scenes from the public candlelight vigil outside the Lyles apartment Sunday night. (KUOW)

THE BIG A GETS BIGGER

By intending to acquire Whole Foods, Amazon “just declared war on America’s grocery stores,” according to an exec at a rival grocery-delivery operation. (GeekWire) (AP)

Costco operates on a whole other end of the grocery price-point spectrum than Whole Foods. This hasn’t stopped analysts from fearing what the Amazon/Whole Foods combo could do to Costco. (SeaTimes)

“It feels like we’ll have only two retail companies,” Amazon and Walmart. (KIRO-FM)

Newsweek asks, “Are big tech giants getting too big?” Some of us were saying just that back in the days of MS Internet Explorer.

Meanwhile, folks who want Amazon to stop advertising on Breitbart have hired a “mobile billboard” to state their case. (GeekWire)

IN THE RESISTANCE

Patty Murray led a Democratic drive to “hold the floor” in the US Senate, demanding input into Mitch McConnell’s secret scheme to scrap affordable health care. (Slog)

Another hunger strike is happening to protest inhumane treatment at the for-profit immigration jail in Tacoma. This time, it’s being held outside the place, by immigrant advocates. (Slog)

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

The US Supreme Court said the Asian American alt-rock group Slants can submit its name for trademark protection. (KUOW) (Slog)

ROLIE POLIE OLY

With the days still counting down until a partial state-government shutdown, Gov. Inslee says the GOP Senate and the Democratic House “still have miles and miles to go” before reaching a budget deal. (KNKX)

State Senate Republicans want to drastically cut family-planning programs because, well just because. (SeaTimes oped)

Snohomish County officials want the Legislature to help fund ambitious plans to fight the opioid epidemic. (Everett Herald)

CITY HALL FOLLIES

In a 6-0 vote, the City Council approved legislating telling landlords to provide voter-registration info to new tenants. (PubliCola)

O GIVE ME A HOME

The city’s quietly issued a $1 million contract to private companies to conduct encampment sweeps “and other related cleaning services.” (Real Change)

There are a few remote Washington counties where someone with a working-class job can afford a home. They’re among the counties with the fewest available working-class jobs. (KIRO-TV)

LABOR PANES

A court ruled in favor of Space Needle workers in a years-long labor dispute. (KING)

GAYS OF OUR LIVES

Capitol Hill Pride has a new producing organization, just in time for the main local Pride Weekend. (Capitol Hill Seattle)

BIZ

Instead of Sprint buying T-Mobile, some stock analysts now say a better deal would be if T-Mobile acquired Sprint. But the process of combining the firms would still be “long and risky.” (PS Biz Journal)

WHAT’S PAST ISN’T PAST

Tonya Harding, the Portland figure-skating star whose hubby tried too hard to “help” her Olympic chances, is suddenly back on the pop-culture radar; with separate film, theater, musical, and visual-art projects retelling her story. (NYT)

SPORTS

Now that’s more like it! The Mariners opened a homestand with a 6-2 win vs. Detroit. Same teams tonight.

TONIGHT

Eddie Izzard. (Moore)

Maxwell, Common, Ledisi. (Kent ShoWare Center)

Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet. (PONCHO Concert Hall)

“Justice for Charleena Lyles” vigil. (6940 62nd Ave. NE, 6-9 pm)

“A Vision for Belltown” forum. (Makers)

“Less Talk, More Action: Creating Inclusive Hiring Practices” forum. (Substantial)

“The Secret History of the iPhone” author Brian Merchant. (Town Hall)

“The Seattle Moth Grand Slam” storytelling competition. (Town Hall)

“ARTvocacy” group art exhibit, honoring World Refugee Day. (La Marzocco Cafe)

“The Black Penguin” memoirist Andrew Evans. (Elliott Bay Book Co.)

Clarion West presents author Daryl Gregory. (U Book Store)

Seu George presents “The Life Aquatic: A Tribute to David Bowie.” (Woodland Park Zoo)

(Sandy) Alex G, Japanese Breakfast, Cende. (Crocodile)

Curtis Stigers, Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra. (Jazz Alley, thru Wed)

Coin, Arizona. (Neumos)

“Comedy Nest” series presents Jill Silva, Marita Deleon, Max Delsohn. (Rendezvous)

Programmes, Yr Parents, Jowl. (Substation)

Flaural, Vinyl Williams. (LoFi)

“Litha,” summer solstice celebration. (Ravenna Park)

WORD-O-THE-DAY

“Calcination”

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